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Tue 1 Feb 2022

  • Study finds 20 different Covid mutations in HIV positive South African woman
    A young South African woman with untreated HIV was infected with Sars-CoV-2 for nine months, during which the respiratory virus accumulated more than 20 additional mutations, a new study claims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Study finds 20 different Covid mutations occurred in HIV positive South African woman
    A young South African woman with untreated HIV was infected with SARS-CoV-2 for nine months, during which the respiratory virus accumulated more than 20 additional mutations, a new study claims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Grindr Disappears From Chinese App Stores After Government Crackdown
    Links: Express
  • UK: Majority Of LGBTQ+ Christians Don’t Feel Safe Being Them Selves
    Links: Express
  • UK: Majority Of LGBTQ+ Christians Don’t Feel Safe Being Themselves
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Feb 2021

  • Geovana Peres Announces Her retirement
    Links: Express
  • Indonesian Men Caned in Brutal Spectacle After Being Accused of Having...
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Pop Producer Sophie Xeon Dies in Tragic Accident
    Links: Express
  • Your Auckland Pride Guide (Part One)
    Links: Express

Sat 1 Feb 2020

  • 'I would be so deeply offended': Ian Roberts against Israel Folau return to NRL
    Gay former league star says he would be "hurt" if the controversial star was allowed to return to game in Australia...
    Links: Stuff
  • Body Diversity
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Feb 2019

  • Auckland Pride Festival takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 1-17 February.
    Links: Auckland Pride
  • Bisexual teen: 'I just realised that straight is not the default'
    Glendowie College student Sophie Newton finds it hard to say exactly when she realised she was bisexual...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rialto Channel PRIDE | A Month of LGBTQ+ Documentaries
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Feb 2018

  • Hui-tanguru / February 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Hui-tanguru update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Come Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • In Conversation: Gui Taccetti and Alex Plumb
    Links: Express
  • Netsafe Shows its Support and Offers Advice to LGBT+ Communities
    Links: Express
  • Nick Von K’s Eclectic Valentine’s Treasure
    Links: Express
  • Trans Women Released From Detention in Indonesia Had to Agree to...
    Links: Express

Wed 1 Feb 2017

  • Huitānguru / February
    Kia ora and welcome to our Huitānguru update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Massive Drop in HIV Cases in Brisbane
    Links: Express
  • Obama’s Executive Order on Trans Employees to Remain
    Links: Express
  • UK Posthumously Pardons Thousands of Gay and Bisexual Men
    Links: Express
  • Britain pardons thousands of convicted gay men
    Britain has overnight pardoned the thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of having same-sex intimacy under now-defunct laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections: progress "not good enough for Pride"
    Corrections are “disappointed” that the Auckland Pride Board have suggested they should withdraw their application to this year’s Pride Parade and say they have spent the past year working towards providing better treatment for trans prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ending HIV by 2025 campaign launched
    The financially-stressed NZ AIDS Foundation has launched its public campaign to stamp out the recurrence of HIV infections in New Zealand by 2025...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP agree with Pride and open membership to all
    Activist group No Pride in Prisons says they agree with the Auckland Pride board “that Corrections has made no progress on transgender rights” and as of today the group are opening up their membership to all members of society regardless of their sexuality or gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride confirms Corrections not welcome at parade
    The Auckland Pride Festival Board has this morning confirmed that it has asked the Department of Corrections to withdraw its application to participate in the forthcoming Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RW Sport and Culture weekend deemed a success
    The Rainbow Wellington Sport and Culture weekend was deemed a success despite the Wellington weather throwing challenges in the way...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Feb 2016

  • Trump would get US same-sex marriage nixed
    Donald Trump campaigning Bombastic Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he will, if elected president, seriously consider stacking the Supreme Court to get last year's landmark decision allowing same-sex marriage in USA reversed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Feb 2015

  • Short Film Sunday: Thirteen or so Minutes
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Feb 2014

  • Bechdel, Castle coming to NZ Festival
    Cartoonist Alison Bechdel and celebrated literary scholar Terry Castle are proving a hot ticket in the Writers Week section of Wellington's New Zealand Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Countdown to the Big Gay Out
    The Big Gay Out is just over a week away! Our friends at LYC have put together a list of some of the highlights you can expect at the annual gathering at Auckland’s Coyle Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney Mardi Gras study needs Kiwi input
    North Islanders who are heading to Sydney for Mardi Gras are being sought to take part in research about the impact it has on them...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Feb 2013

  • Editorial: A salute to Sir Paul Holmes
    Sir Paul Holmes With the passing of Sir Paul Holmes this morning the New Zealand and HIV communities have lost one of their strongest and yet 'under the radar' supporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV positive gay men pay tribute to Paul Holmes
    Sir Paul Holmes HIV advocacy organisation Body Positive has this morning paid tribute to broadcaster and columnist the late Sir Paul Holmes, who has died after a protracted period of illlness, acknowledging his support for those with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ivy open and pumping at new Wellington home
    Sevens fans popped in for a pre-rugby drink The new gay friendly and long promised Ivy Bar is open in Lower Cuba Street central Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: 'Gay' dog will not now be put down
    Elton A dog dumped at a Tennessee animal shelter because its owner thought it was gay has narrowly escaped being put down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zimbabwe to vote on outlawing same-sex unions
    Robert Mugabe Ramping up its persecution of gays, Zimbabwe has included in its new draft constitution a section specifically outlawing same-sex marriages...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Feb 2012

  • "One of a kind" Wellington figure passes on
    Friends are mourning well-known and much loved Wellington gay community figure Trevor Lawler, who died suddenly at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Andy's FebFast Diary: Day 1
    Andrew is taking the challenge to dicth red wine for a month in order to raise money for Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Andy's FebFast Diary: Day 1
    Andrew is taking the challenge to dicth red wine for a month in order to raise money for Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bottles corked as FebFasters jump on the wagon
    Winter Olympian Blake Skjellerup is out of the starting blocks in his bid to raise $10,000 by taking a break from alcohol...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week 2012 tickets go on sale
    The sprint is on towards Gay Ski Week Tickets are on sale for Gay Ski Week and the event’s website has been launched, as organisers get Queenstown ready for a display of gay and lesbian pride from 25 August to 1 September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Martina Navratilova - A Tribute
    Last year, there were far too many articles about rugby...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Feb 2011

  • Outgames fees about to increase
    If you haven't registered for the AsiaPacific Outgames, it's time to get into gear, unless you want to be slapped with a late fee...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Feb 2010

  • Age 'gap' sees Nth Shore man face sex charges
    A little-known gap between the age of consent and the age at which a person can legally be engaged in prostitution has seen an Auckland man face two charges of entering a monetary arrangement with a youth aged sixteen to allow the man to perform sexual acts on him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sarah Palin - America's Thatcher?
    Will Sarah Palin be the next US Republican presidential candidate? And if so, what would that mean? Next Pres?: Sarah Palin The New Statesman recently reviewed two volumes on the former right-wing fundamentalist Republican Wasilla mayor and Alaskan Governor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stalked!
    When 19-year-old Aucklander Amiee (not her real name) met a nice girl online, she couldn't have been happier...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Feb 2009

  • Family bar boss quashes liquidation rumours
    The owner of K' Road's Family bar is today seeking to reassure GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA crew reshuffles for 2009
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has begun 2009 with a number of changes which sees long-time members in new roles on its executive committee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth ready for Big Gay Out
    Auckland's LGBT youth will be out in force at next Sunday's Big Gay Out picnic day in Coyle Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suburbs beckon Sydney Mardi Gras
    For 31 years, Sydney's Mardi Gras Parade has rolled down Oxford Street in the heart of the city - but the New South Wales Government is now encouraging the event to 'go west' out into the suburbs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Feb 2008

  • "I will never make bareback porn" - LaRue
    Recent reports from New York of a sharp increase in HIV infection in men under 30 - and an increase in condomless ('bareback') porn, have led gay porn leading light Chi Chi LaRue to speak out about the importance of setting an example in the adult film industry by promoting condom use...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Symbols of our Pride
    Why do we fly a rainbow flag? Sticking on bumpers, hanging around necks and dangling in front of windows are a few of the places you'll find the symbols of lesbian and gay pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV's Outlook in doubt, Mardi Gras show plan
    The producer of TV2's late night GLBT show The Outlook says the series may not return, but he's planning a special television event for mid-2008 looking at the 30th Anniversary of Sydney Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Feb 2007

  • Diva wigs ready for Auckland
    ‘Wigs on the Waterfront' regular Wayne Otter says his alter-ego ‘The Divine Miss K' will show Auckland on Sunday “She's still got it!” Commencing at 11am with Daphne Bush taking to the stage with her version of Petula Clark's classic ‘Downtown', this year's Wigs on the Waterfront will see both drag queens and performance artists spreading their fabulousness around on a day of total campness and family fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs join Hero Festival debate
    Tickets for the Fourth Annual Great Auckland Central Hero Debate go on sale today, with the announcement of a small change in the line-up of debaters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Self-defence classes for Sydney LGBT
    Gays and lesbians will be singled out for self-defence classes to protect them from violence on one of Sydney's most popular party strips...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taupo attack investigation ends: No arrests
    Over a month after two gay brothers told Taupo media and police they were victims of a brutal ‘mob' attack in the area, Taupo police say they have concluded their investigation and have made no arrests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: 'Attitude' magazine's MySpace return
    The official MySpace page of UK gay lifestyle title attitude has announced that the magazine will return to the shelves tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Feb 2006

  • Gay Censor attacks resume
    A fringe Christian group's vendetta against New Zealand's gay chief censor and his deputy has been renewed this week, with pressure being put on the government to replace them both...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero 2006: "A Polysexual Celebration"
    Hero, Auckland's annual gay pride festival, is only a few weeks away now, with organisers promising a bevy of new and exciting events, as well as the return of old favourites, in a two-week programme spread city-wide from 12 to 26 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ's Queer Guide To Wellington
    LGBT student group UniQ Victoria is to publish a "queer guide to Wellington" later this month, which will contain a message of support from Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Feb 2005

  • 20th anniversary for Wgtn's Gay BC radio
    Wellington's access radio gay programme Gay BC celebrates its 20th anniversary this Saturday, and producers are hoping to assemble as many of the show's former broadcasters as possible to join in the festivities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Calling all Heroes
    What do computer desks, cafes and bad traffic have in common? They are all where we spend so much of our time in sedentary pursuits...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe sex ignored as syphilis returns
    The Government's safe sex campaign is falling on deaf ears as syphilis cases increase, says the National Party Health spokeswoman Judith Collins...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Feb 2004

  • Men's Sex Survey re-launched in February
    Two years ago, several hundred gay men around Auckland City were approached to participate in a research project called GAPSS - the Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Feb 2003

  • Volunteers needed for Ansell Big Gay Out
    Volunteers are still urgently required to assist with one of the biggest events of Hero festival 2003, the Ansell Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Feb 1997

  • The second Freedom dance party takes place (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The party is at the Civic of Canterbury on Manchester Street.
    Links: NZ.com

Tue 1 Feb 1994

  • The Human Rights Act 1993 is enacted (New Zealand)
    The Act outlaws discrimination on a wide variety of grounds including sexual orientation and disability. The Act also provides protection against discrimination for those living with HIV/AIDS.
    Links: Wikipedia, New Zealand Legislation, NZ.com

Mon 1 Feb 1993

  • The HERO 3 festival is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival's theme is: a celebration of diversity.

Fri 1 Feb 1980

  • Police raid Westside Sauna (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Eight men are arrested and charged.
    Links: GayNZ.net.nz

Thu 1 Feb 1973

This list of events is generated from a number of different sources: media items on PrideNZ.com, archived pages from GayNZ.com, our rainbow timeline and links to rainbow-related stories on other media sites. There may be some inaccuracies - please let us know if you find anything that needs changing. If you would like to see a full list of dates click here